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  • President Trump defends start of administration, bashes media

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump mounted a vigorous defense of his presidency and accused America's news media of being "out of control" at a White ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:46 pm
  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his or ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm
  • Applications for unemployment benefits edge up 5,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but still remained at a level indicating a healthy job m ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:10 am
  • Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

    WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certai ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine

    WASHINGTON – Charting a striking new course for the Middle East, President Donald Trump on Wednesday withheld clear support for an independent Palesti ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:35 am
  • Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

    BRUSSELS – In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

    WASHINGTON – Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • SPLC says the number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise

    WASHINGTON – The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical Islamic attacks and the ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy grasp of autism research

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • Congress makes it easier for mentally disabled people to purchase a gun

    WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certai ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:37 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democrats condemn Flynn based on fake tweet

    WASHINGTON – A fake Michael Flynn Twitter account has fooled two top House Democrats who cited a series of tweets in condemning President Donald Trump ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Tru ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:43 am
  • U.S. retail sales rise in January, led by gas and restaurants

    WASHINGTON – Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, slowing down from a solid 1 percent gain in December, the Commerce Depart ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Republicans showing less enthusiasm for investigations in the Trump era

    WASHINGTON – The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Mystery of Etan Patz's disappearance ends in conviction

    NEW YORK – It was one of New York City's most enduring mysteries, but a jury may have written the final chapter in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-ol ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
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